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Noura Al-Quoud wins Amir’s Horse Jumping Cup


KUWAIT: Kuwait’s horse rider Noura Al-Quoud won the grand prize of HH the Amir Horse Jumping tournament at its conclusion Saturday, which was held at the Hunting and Equestrian Club. The tournament included 14 rounds of various heights and age groups.

Al-Quoud was able to win the round of the 140 cm height in the deeding stage which had eight top finishers in the qualifying stages. Abdelrahman Al-Fuzai was second and Rakan Al-Hasawi third.

Capital governor Thabet Al-Muhanna said those involved with the tournament are very proud with HH the Amir’s patronage of the tournament which returned after 20 years of absence, which is an achievement for the HEC board of directors.
Al-Muhanna said HH the Amir’s patronage of the Equestrian sport is the most important reason for its development and prosperity, as evident by the levels shown by the winning riders.

Teams competition at the height of 115 cm saw Ahmad Al-Enaz, Abdelrahman Al-Fuzai and Abdallah Al-Awadhi won first place, followed by Latifa Al-Hajiri, Ghaneema Al-Marzouq and Luloua Al-Essa in second place, while Enaz Al-Enaz, Dafny Helaitus and Jameela Al-Mutawaa won third place.

Ali Al-Kharafi won the minor prize of the 130 cm height, while Bavel Kronko from Belarus won second place and Rakan Al-Hasawi was third.

Ahmad al-Enaz ended in first place of the middle round of the 115 cm height, Ali Al-Kharafi was second and Latifa Al-Hajiri third.

Shamlan Al-Shamlan took first place of the 105 cm height, Fahad Al-Masoud second and Dawood al-Obaidan third.
Zaina Al-Nafeesi won the under 14 category, Abdelrahman Al-Awadhi second, and third place went to Suhaib Al-Mutawa.
The closing ceremony was attended by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roudhan, Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Sports Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, and Chairman of HEC Masoud Hayat.

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